Luis R. Leos

Luis R. Leos


Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 713 632 1442

Fax +1 713 632 1401

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Trained in common law and civil law jurisdictions, Luis Leos leverages his unique background and international perspective to assist clients in a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions.

Luis represents clients in the acquisition, joint venture, development, and financing of infrastructure, power, renewable energy, and oil and gas projects. He also advises industry leaders on mergers and acquisitions transactions, sovereign entities on capital markets transactions, and a variety of clients on general corporate matters. Proficient in English, Spanish, and German, and double-qualified in Texas and Mexico, Luis is able to seamlessly facilitate clients' complex, cross-border transactions by bridging differences and finding common ground.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Luis worked for two major law firms in Mexico City, where he helped clients devise tax strategies and resolve administrative procedures on federal and international taxes, including double tax treaties and transfer pricing. He has also been part of a major International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration involving the acquisition of a leading network company in Mexico, and regularly assisted clients on customs and international trade matters between Mexico and the United States.

Luis is committed to pro bono matters, including representing clients in domestic violence, custody, general immigration, and asylum proceedings.

Education and admissions


J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2020

LL.B., Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, with honors, 2018


Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association

Member, Houston Bar Association

Member, Hispanic National Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications



Representative experience

Advised Project Service LLC on the debt and note financing of its portfolio of roadside fueling and restaurant service stations in Connecticut.

Advised an Applegreen consortium on the debt financing of its acquisition of 60 on-highway services plazas, located across 13 highways within eight states in the U.S. Northeast and Midwest regions.

Advised FMO and DEG on the debt financing of a two-phase solar plant in the Dominican Republic.

Advised DFC on the debt financing to Africell Holding for the expansion of its mobile network operations in Angola.

Represented an American multinational alternative investment firm in a secured financing and hedging facility of a two-phased distressed wind-farm project in Texas.

Advised a major spirit manufacturing company on entering the Chinese market and reorganizing its distribution structure in Mexico and the Caribbean. 

Advised a Houston-based, family-owned private equity firm that invests in middle-market U.S. companies on several acquisitions, add-on transactions, dispositions, and other private equity investments.

Represented several biotech companies in the drafting of operational agreements and public company reporting.

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